Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday instructed officials to be prepared to Impose lockdown-like restrictions if people fail to adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour.
The chief minister held a meeting with the Covid-19 task force and officials concerned to discuss the steep rise in infections that the state is witnessing in the past few weeks.
“The Covid-19 cases are rising because people are not following the guidelines seriously that is why strict steps like lockdowns are being considered,” he said.
The state has already imposed a night curfew from Sunday to curb the rising cases of the coronavirus disease “I do not wish to impose lockdown. But there seems a possibility of healthcare facilities falling short given the rise in the number of coronavirus patients,” Thackeray added.
It is worth mentioning here, that the coronavirus curve has seen an uptick in the recent week. In this second wave of the virus, Maharashtra is one of the worst-affected state among other states like Karnataka, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.